Jasper Fforde

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Jasper Fforde

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January 11, 1961

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Jasper Fforde is a novelist living in Wales. He is the son of John Standish Fforde, the 24th Chief Cashier for the Bank of England, whose signature used to appear on sterling banknotes, and is cousin of Desmond Fforde, married to author Katie Fforde. His early career was spent as a focus puller in the film industry, where he worked on a number of films including Quills, GoldenEye, and Entrapment.

His published books include a series of novels starring Thursday Next: The Eyre Affair (2001), Lost in a Good Book (2002), The Well of Lost Plots (2003), Something Rotten (2004) and First Among Sequels (2007). The Big Over Easy (2005), which shares a similar setting with the Next novels, is a reworking of his first written novel, which initially fai
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Average rating: 4.01 · 279,633 ratings · 23,984 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
The Eyre Affair (Thursday N...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 77,804 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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Lost in a Good Book (Thursd...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 35,198 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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The Well of Lost Plots (Thu...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 26,767 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Something Rotten (Thursday ...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 23,228 ratings — published 2004 — 45 editions
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The Big Over Easy (Nursery ...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 23,132 ratings — published 2005 — 31 editions
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Shades of Grey: The Road to...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 21,035 ratings — published 2009 — 35 editions
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First Among Sequels (Thursd...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 17,760 ratings — published 2007 — 36 editions
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The Fourth Bear (Nursery Cr...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 15,812 ratings — published 2006 — 24 editions
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One of Our Thursdays Is Mis...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 12,070 ratings — published 2011 — 32 editions
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The Last Dragonslayer (The ...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 11,503 ratings — published 2010 — 35 editions
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More books by Jasper Fforde…
The Eyre Affair Lost in a Good Book The Well of Lost Plots Something Rotten First Among Sequels One of Our Thursdays Is Mis... The Woman Who Died a Lot
Thursday Next (8 books)
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The Big Over Easy The Fourth Bear
Nursery Crime (3 books)
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3.968505552563412 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 38,991 ratings

Shades of Grey: The Road to...
Shades of Grey (3 books)
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4.1308016877637135 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 21,093 ratings

The Last Dragonslayer The Song of the Quarkbeast The Eye of Zoltar
Chronicles of Kazam (4 books)
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3.910394657616728 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 18,269 ratings

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January 2010, Jasper Fforde
"I have a sneaking regard for yellow as a coquettish mistress. But if I were to be surrounded by color, it would have to be a green." ...More

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“If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution.”
Jasper Fforde, Something Rotten

“After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer's breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer - perhaps more.”
Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots

“Take no heed of her.... She reads a lot of books.”
Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair

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Which Series Should We Start With?

Thursday Next by Jasper Fforde
 
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Foundation by Isaac Asimov
 
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